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Mystery Bug Answers
Mystery Picture #33
The Daddy-long-legs is not a spider even though it looks like one with its eight very long walking legs. It seems to glide effortlessly across the ground and also is a good climber. These beneficial animals are predators; they feed on other small arthropods.
These small Moonglow Aphids occur in colonies or clusters. They like to feed on the newest, most tender leaves. They have sucking mouthparts and are very important pests of some plants. Not only do they remove sap, some can carry plant diseases. They get their common name from their orange color that is so bright, they almost seem to glow!
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